Ancient Philosophy/History of Ancient Science (APhil/HistAS)
The program “Ancient Philosophy and History of Ancient Science” is dedicated to ancient philosophy and the ancient sciences, their methods, their intellectual and philosophical foundations as well as their practical applications in their social and cultural contexts. The main sources are scientific and philosophical texts, but also scientific instruments and other forms of material evidence. Specific philological reading competences and methodological skills for the study of ancient philosophy and the sciences are central components of the program.
The program is divided into two curricular paths, which are selected before the beginning of the doctoral program: While the path Ancient Philosophy is concerned with ancient philosophy in the stricter sense and with the more general, intellectual and theoretical aspects of the ancient sciences, the path History of Ancient Science comprises the more philological, historical and archaeological aspects of ancient scientific theories and practices and their social and cultural contexts.
A major contribution to the program is made by the DFG funded Research Training Group Philosophy, Science and the Sciences, which is dedicated to the dialogue between philosophy and the special sciences in Graeco-Roman and Arabic thought and its reception in the modern era.
Academic rules and regulations
Academic rules and regulations for the doctoral program ALT have been published in the official journal no. 13/2012 of the Freie Universität Berlin – in new version in journal no. 26/2013 – and in the official journal no. 06/2012 of the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin – in new version in journal no. 27/2013 (expiring).
Academic rules and regulations for the doctoral program Ancient Philosophy and History of Ancient Science have been published in the official journal no. 08/2016 of the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin and in the official journal no. 03/2016 of the Freie Universität Berlin.
Members of the managing committee
Prof. Dr. Gerd Graßhoff (HU/MPIWG)
Prof. Dr. Bernd Roling (FUB)
Dr. des. Ricarda Gäbel (FUB) (academic associate)
Dr. Elisabeth Rinner (HU) (academic associate and coordinator for HistAS)
Irma Handwerker M.A. (HU) (coordinator for APhil)
tba (coordination for HistAS)
Sinem Kilic M.A. (student representative)